Early Learning Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Child Care Center Design & the Potential of Architecture. The paper discusses the stages of the design process and the role of architectural firms in designing child care facilities. An overview is provided of the following topics: the importance of the... 04/10/1994
Child Care Center Design Guide. Presents criteria for planning and designing child care centers in GSA-owned or controlled spaces. Introductory chapters cover the administration's mission, goals, and policies, along with a... 06/30/2003
Child Care Center Financial Planning and Facilities Development Manual. This manual consists of four chapters, each of which addresses a key component of financial planning and the facility development process: 1) budgeting and basic financial statements; 2) developing... 12/31/2002
Child Care Design Guide. Provides detailed information about every aspect of the planning and design of child care centers, for architects, interior designers, developers, and child care professionals. The book is organized... 12/31/2000
Child Care Facilities: Quality by Design. This paper describes the interaction between building design and the quality of child care. It offers examples of effective efforts in Rhode Island and Connecticut to create superior child care... 06/27/2004
Child Care Facilities: Requirements, Costs, and Funding Noting that locating suitable space can be a challenge when starting a new early childhood program or relocating an established program in New York City, this resource paper focuses on physical sites... 06/30/2002
Child Care Facility Site Selection. Advises child care providers on finding a site that is suitable to their program, affordable, code compliant, and accessible. Modular buildings are addressed, and advice on securing a site once one... 12/31/2007
Child Care in High Schools. Provides advice on how to set up child day care services within a school to allow teen moms to continue their education. In order to provide a comprehensive program, be prepared for resistance, tap... 12/31/1998
Child Care You Can Count On: Model Programs and Policies. Discusses affordability, accessiblity, care for school-age children, community building, quality, consumer awareness, etc. 12/31/1998
Child Development Center Play Area Inspection and Maintenance Program, Technical Manual. Provides the child development center staff, installation safety officer, and engineering staff with step-by-step guidance needed to establish a customized inspection and maintenance program for the... 02/28/1997
Child Development Centers [Whole Building Design Guide] A child development facility must be designed to provide safe, nurturing, and stimulating environments essential for the healthy development of children. This section of the Whole Building Design... 07/20/2010
Child's Play. Discusses the inclusion of child day centers on college campuses and what it takes to provide safe, successful, and fun places that support students, faculty, and staff needs. Areas addressed include... 07/31/2000
Childcare Centers. Describes the design of notable day care facilities, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Childcare Centers. Presents information on Tribeca Nursery School, New York, New York, which was judged outstanding in a competition which evaluated the most outstanding learning environments at educational... 07/31/2003
Childcare Centers. Profiles Providence's Salvation Army Childcare Center, honored in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The project was selected for its meticulous space... 07/31/2007
Childcare Centers. Describes the Elgin Community College childcare center, selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The entire wainscot surface is markerboard that can be... 07/31/2004
Childcare Design Guidelines. These guidelines detail general design considerations, including site selection, health and safety, and facility size; the internal design of the facility, including program spaces, activity room,... 12/31/1992
Children and Place: Reggio Emilia's Environment as Third Teacher Education is often understood as the sole responsibility of parents and teachers. Reggio Emilia identifies a 3rd teacher between child, teacher, and parent: the environment. In its attention to how... 12/31/2006
Children in Reggio Emilia Look at Their School. Presents excerpts from a pamphlet prepared by the five- and six-year-olds at Diana municipal pre-school in Reggio Emiglia for three-year-olds who are about to enter. The pamphlet presents a child... 12/31/1992
Children's Investment Fund [Massachusetts] The Children's Investment Fund, believing that all children need to learn in physical environments designed to support their growth, helps non-profit organizations to develop high-quality spaces...
Children's Movement in an Integrated Kindergarten Classroom: Design, Methods and Preliminary Findings Contemporary neuroscientific evidence indicates that unrestricted movement and gestures are necessary for optimal cognitive and communicative development. In- depth understanding of disabled and non-... 03/31/2012
Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature Why typical playgrounds are designed the way they are by adults is discussed, including what the ideal outdoor play/learning environment for children is and how the outdoor space should be considered... 12/31/1996
Children's Physical Environment Rating Scale. Proposes a 143-item scale for early childhood center directors, educators, policy makers and regulators to assess the quality of the physical environment of childcare, preschool, kindergarten and... 12/31/2002
Children's Spaces. This collection of essays is concerned with the experiences children have within the supervised worlds they inhabit, as well as with architecture and landscape architecture. International examples of... 09/30/2010
Children, Spaces, Relations: Metaproject for an Environment for Young Children. This book describes a project on designing spaces for young children; the aim of the project is to enable a meeting of minds between the pedagogical philosophy of Reggio Emilia preschools and the... 12/31/1997

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